Program Details

CMO is available to children ages 6 months through 3 years. The program is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from August through June. Hours of operation are 9:15am - 1:15pm. Parents choose the day(s) they would like their child to attend. Children 2 and younger may attend one or two days. Children 2 or older may attend two or more days. CMO has five classrooms broken down by age group.

Financial Policies

Registration Fee // $100 annually
One day a week // $125 per month
Two days a week // $225 per month
Three days a week//$300 per month (2 years old+)
Four days a week//$380 per month (2 years old+)

Tuition is due the first week of each month, but no later than the 10th of the month. There are no deductions due to illness, holidays or missed classes. There is a $10 late fee for tuition not paid by the 10th of the month.

Please make checks payable to DFUMCWCM


Our Heart

The school is certified by the North Georgia United Methodist Preschool Association and is recognized as a Methodist School of Excellence. The school also proudly holds memberships in the following organizations: Georgia Preschool Association Georgia, Association of Weekday Church Schools, National Association for the Education of the Young Child, and the North Georgia United Methodist Preschool Association. Our school holds a license exempt status from state of Georgia Bright from the Start.

The aim of CMO is to help each child develop a wholesome self-concept, an eagerness for learning, an appropriate value system for social growth, and the ability to think and work independently in a loving, Christian setting.

Children's Morning Out (CMO) is an early childhood program administered by Decatur First that creates a loving Christian atmosphere in which children can begin their first experience of group play, while giving parents a block of free time. CMO is a wonderful outlet for small children in the community whose parents desire high quality child care at a reasonable cost.

What To Expect

We offer monthly themes which give opportunites for each child to grow. Every week the teachers focus their play and story time around the theme, which is planned each week of the year and presented in many different ways, such as - stories, puzzles, manipulatives, flannel boards, science experiments, sensory activities, reading, art projects and music.

Each class has a daily schedule so the child will develop a sense of routine and security. The basic schedule involves - free play, clean up time, wash time, snack, music, outside play, circle time, story time, art and lunch.

We have an expanded curriculum to enrich your childs learning, which includes

  • daily music class
  • storytelling from KidsGoWild once a month
  • an active, Fall, Winter and Spring garden
This program operates in accordance with the policies of the church's Ministry Board, specifically the Preschool Council and is supervised by the Weekday Children's Ministry.

Our Staff

The staff of Decatur First United Methodist Weekday Children's Ministries is trained to provide a warm, nurturing environment that encourages the development of each child. Our staff attends in-service workshops & other training throughout the year. All staff are CPR and First-Aid certified.


Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

CMO has some availability for the 2017-2018 school year in our Beginner Room and one-year-old class. All other classes are full, at this time. Before completing this form, please contact Michelle Marshall at 404-378-4541, ext. 111 or cmo@decaturfirst.org.